The Face of God

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When we look at the faces of people of different races, we are looking at the face of God. All are created in His image to love and enjoy Him. The perceived differences that this world carries regarding different social groups is without a doubt the work of the enemy. The same enemy that creates mass hysteria is the same enemy that will drive people to hatred of a people group based solely on skin color. When God looks at this world He sees a people He created in His image, and He sees them with a broken heart over the way they see and talk about each other. America, are we going to be a nation that satisfies the cravings of Satan or are we going to lean in to the incredible love that the God of the universe "IS" according to scripture? God is in control which means He is control of the things that the enemy wants to do but according to scripture the enemy must first ask permission, so it begs the question ... "Why would He allow this to happen?" Well, friends, what do you think? Do you think He allowed this to happen so that our hearts would finally break in response to hatred? Do you think He's allowing us to see mass hysteria so that we recognize our need for Him... every single second? God is love. God is peace. God is a forward thinker and He knows how the story ends, He wins. May we not lean in to the schemes of the devil, but rather lean in to the truth that God is the master of all creation and is still in the business of changing hearts through the incredible love of Christ and the He's still in the business of miracles? Please say yes, nation. Please stop leaving the One who created us out of the equation. "Control" over anything is a joke and the tighter we try to hold on to something or control it, the more likely it is that we will lose it. When will submitting to Love finally appeal to our nation? Love doesn't allow for our fleshly desires, Love sets boundary lines in BEAUTIFUL places ... meaning that Love knows what works and what doesn't and it might just behoove us to start reading and knowing what Love has called us to. I can tell you this: He calls us higher. Higher than this world. In Him there IS NO DARKNESS. What are ya paying attention to, people of America? Unity found in Christ? Or division born straight out of Hell? Here's some beautiful news: you get to choose. Please choose Love. If you do, you'll change the world. •••

“Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us. Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.”

‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:11-21‬ ‭NIV‬‬